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Ben Godfrey outlines new Everton target after Premier League survival

Everton defender Ben Godfrey has opened up about the club’s new target after securing their status as a Premier League side for another season.

The Blues achieved the feat after winning three consecutive games at Goodison Park, dispatching Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Brentford to collect nine valuable points.

Everton have endured a turbulent campaign, derailed by ownership problems and an eight-point deduction for breaching Profit & Sustainability rules (PSR). 

However, they have battled against the odds to ensure they remain a Premier League club for the 71st consecutive season.

“The lads are buzzing because it has been a difficult season at times,” Godfrey told Evertontv. “I think everyone is so proud to be a part of this group. 

“We showed so much strength and character – that is every single person at this club – on numerous occasions throughout the season, and I am so proud to be a part of it. 

“There have been plenty of difficult times, but we have stuck together. It has never affected our belief, and I think against all odds, we have come together and overcome it.”

Everton are on course for their highest Premier League finish since the 2020/21 season (10th), and Godfrey claims the Toffees aim to keep their foot on the gas.

Dyche’s men travel to relegation-threatened Luton Town on Friday before taking on Championship-bound Sheffield United at Goodison Park.

They will then learn the outcome of their two-point deduction appeal before taking on title-chasing Arsenal on the final day.

Everton have won their last three games in a row for the first time since a four-game stretch back in December, and Godfrey insists they are keen to climb further up the table.

“There are still three Premier League games to go and an opportunity to maybe climb the table,” he added. 

“If we can make the table look a little better come the end of the season then we will do that. 

“Obviously, the goal of safety is done, but there are games to be won, and we are not going to let that opportunity up.”

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